Gold Medal Award: Dr. Wilbur C. Anderson
|Dr. Wilbur C. Anderson|
Your work with tissue culture produced a dramatic breakthrough in the propagation of rhododendrons and azaleas. This occurred at a time when the science of micropropagation was still in its infancy. The potential value of your efforts to use "tissue culture" in propagating rhododendrons and azaleas was recognized by the American Rhododendron Society when its first research grant was awarded to support your work. Use of this discovery has accounted for the subsequent proliferation of many difficult to propagate rhododendron hybrids and species.
To express our great appreciation for your important contribution, the American Rhododendron Society is proud to award its highest honor, the Gold Medal, to Dr. Wilbur Anderson. May 13, 1995, Portland, Oregon.